136Views11Replies

Author Options:

How can fingernails and hair grow when your dead? Answered

How is this possible ? Hair and fingernails are organs, right ?

11 Replies

user
FriendOfHumanityBest Answer (author)2010-07-06

They do not carry on growing but the skin dehydrates and shrinks, revealing more hair, bristle and nail; this gives the appearance of growth.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
steveastrouk (author)2010-07-06

You are becoming a seriously irritating little boy. Please don't post any more questions.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

You sound a bit tressed. You should tack a break of work and go on vacation.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

This is a perfect retort and it made me laugh a lot.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
kcls (author)steveastrouk2010-07-07

You are right... 10 yesterday. I have to admit, they are pretty good questions.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)steveastrouk2010-07-06


Tired of your own kids asking qu-est'ions?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
mosherj8 (author)2010-07-06

You ask a lot of question! Hair and finger nails a both not alive, only the roots are.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Acepilot42 (author)mosherj82010-07-06

thats why he made an account!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
dondonjordan (author)2010-07-06

Its not your hair and fingernails that grow but it's your skin that tightens making it look like that. Just look at Cher.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Re-design (author)2010-07-06

They don't. That's an urban legend. The roots may live on for a few hours but when they use up the nutrients they have stored they die just like the rest of the body.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer